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    Best Album Covers of All Time

    As subjective as a title as that may be, I ran across a site that covers that area, and thought others at PE might want to explore it as well: http://albumcoverhalloffame.wordpres...ll-time-lists/
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    My vote goes to Close to the Edge.

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    Sorry, but that is one friggin' confusing web site. I guess it's a blog really (or created with a "blogging site"), and there's something about the default blog format that just confuses me. I never liked it, and never understood why people wouldn't just want to do what I think of as a regular "web site" format instead. Where are the friggin pictures?

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    Eddie Jobson's & ZINC The Green Album, was the best cover of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Sorry, but that is one friggin' confusing web site. I guess it's a blog really (or created with a "blogging site"), and there's something about the default blog format that just confuses me. I never liked it, and never understood why people wouldn't just want to do what I think of as a regular "web site" format instead. Where are the friggin pictures?
    I gotta agree. I expected to see photos and a write up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    Eddie Jobson's & ZINC The Green Album, was the best cover of all time.
    Are you being sarcastic based on the other thread? I find it impossible to tell... I do think it's a very cool cover but I don't know if I would rank it quite that high I put Brain Salad Surgery in my top 10 but I know a lot of people hate that one.

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    Jean Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures

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    Just a few off the top of my head (in chronological order):

    Love- Forever Changes
    KC- Court
    Genesis- Foxtrot
    King's X- Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
    Shadow Gallery- Tyranny
    'The smell of strange colours are heard everywhere'- Threshold

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    Zappa and the MOI's We're Only in It for the Money
    anything in the Fish era of Marillion
    Styx - The Grand Illusion
    Vangelis - Heaven and Hell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progtopia View Post
    anything in the Fish era of Marillion
    Good Call! (I believe the artist's name is Mark Wilkinson)
    'The smell of strange colours are heard everywhere'- Threshold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neptune View Post
    My vote goes to Close to the Edge.
    A true classic! On a side note what a great tour they are doing with Close to the Edge! What a great show in Monterey that I saw Jon or not, I'll take that music nearly anyway I can get it.

    Back to the topic, I love the Trick and Wind covers by Genesis. Voyage by Hackett. RTF Romantic Warrior. Love Relayer. Crime of the Century... Eat a Peach, Thick as a Brick.. Abbey Road, Sgt Peppers... Camel Mirage, Moonmadness, Sinatra In the WeeSmall Hours, Stones Exile, Floyd Dark Side... Ok I gotta go now those came to me in 45 second... I could be here all night!

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    Actually certain supposedly classic album covers irritate the hell out of me. Dark Side of the Moon for example, for me is the worst Pink Floyd cover and one of the worst covers of all time. To me, the DSotM cover as well as the Soft Machine Third cover look like simple & boring school Technical Drawing projects by 5th year pupils.

    Three of my favs now then:
    Hot Rats
    Wind & Wuthering
    Abraxas

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    Nursery Cryme
    A Trick Of A Tail
    Selling England By The Pound
    Relayer
    Tales From Topographic Oceans

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    Bitches Brew
    ITCOTCK
    CTTE
    Abraxas
    5000 Layers of the Onion
    And my fave for its graphic simplicity- MDK
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    Family-Fearless(lp edition)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Are you being sarcastic based on the other thread? I find it impossible to tell... I do think it's a very cool cover but I don't know if I would rank it quite that high
    It might be sarcasm. But, we're talking Eddie Jobson, so I could be totally serious.

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    How is Roger Dean not even mentioned in that blog/article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progtopia View Post
    anything in the Fish era of Marillion
    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer's ghost View Post
    Good Call! (I believe the artist's name is Mark Wilkinson)
    Yeah, I love Wilkinson's work.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Actually certain supposedly classic album covers irritate the hell out of me. Dark Side of the Moon for example, for me is the worst Pink Floyd cover and one of the worst covers of all time. To me, the DSotM cover as well as the Soft Machine Third cover look like simple & boring school Technical Drawing projects by 5th year pupils.
    I'll take any of those over any of the work Paul Whitehead did for Genesis. Talk about looking like a 5th-grader did it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Family-Fearless(lp edition)
    I much prefer Bandstand from them in the gimmick artwork .... but neither would be in my TOP 100
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    I knew it was Mark Wilkinson. I guess I was too lazy to type it out late last night.
    Progtopia is a podcast devoted to interviewing progressive rock, metal, and electronic artists from the past and present, featuring their songs and exclusive interviews. Artists interviewed on the show have included Steve Hackett, Sound of Contact, Larry Fast, Circus Maximus, Anubis Gate, Spock's Beard, and many more. http://progtopia.podomatic.com See you in a land called Progtopia!

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    So many Prog titles in these lists! Do you think there might be any emotional associaton going on here?
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    Wind and Wuthering followed closely by Tales from Topographic Oceans

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    Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
    Rush - Grace Under Pressure
    Yes - Relayer
    Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic
    The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Talk about looking like a 5th-grader did it...
    A 5th grader and a 5th Year pupil are not at all the same thing. A Fifth grader is approx. 10 (9-11 range) A Fifth Year pupil is approx. 16 (15-17 range). However the system in England changed in 1990 & England adopted the system used around most of Europe and the US, so the old Fifth Year is now called Year Eleven (11th grader)

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